St Paul’s, The Leys, Fettes College and Monkton Combe have been involved in this annual festival since 1989. This year the event was held at St Paul’s. Three days of fine weather allowed all six games to be completed.
On the first day, St Paul’s defeated Fettes by 9 wickets, with Mihir Bhushan scoring 80* in the chase after the Scots had mustered only 97; meanwhile, Monkton just had the edge over the Leys and went on to beat Fettes.
A feast of runs occurred on the main square, St Paul’s amassing 287–3 with a century from Ali Edmonds (Captain) in an opening stand of over 200 with Tim Schneider (94). The Leys countered with 2 centuries of their own, an unbeaten partnership of 210 leaving them tantalisingly close at 284–3 in a drawn match. Their morale was boosted by a final-day win against Fettes.
St Paul’s and Monkton, both enjoying record-breaking seasons, brought proceedings to a close: Chris Berkett’s 5-for kept Monkton in check and St Paul’s emerged as winners by 6 wickets.